Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Beads & Books

Wherever I have lived, I have not had the good fortune of experiencing the change of color in leaves. I am making my own beaded versions and will be binding the collection into a book. I used bead embroidery and netting stitch on top of upholstery fabric. The fabric is backed with treated, textured and painted watercolor paper made to simulate a leaf look. All leaves will measure 5-1/2x6-1/2". This is the first of 5.

8 comments:

Murphy said...
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Murphy said...

Hi Victoria,
Your new pieces are gorgeous!
I'm in love with this leaf. What a gorgeous effect you achieved by using a mix of bead embroidery and netting! It's amazing!
The black set is my second favorite, but I also like the butterfly, the bracelet and the dollie. :-)
Hugs,
Saby
PS: Am I good or what? First comment on your blog and I mess it up! LOL
I needed to edit it, not delete it! ;-)
I just wanted to add that I'm sorry about the demise of the poor Otto.

Lynn said...

This leave is exquisite! I can't wait to see more. The netting technique is amazing. I live in the northeast and never take for granted the spectacular fall foliage. It's so neat how you are capturing that essence in your beaded leaves.

Lynn said...

Oh for heaven's sake! I suppose I should re-read my comment before posting it - Sorry about the misspelling of Leaf!!!! :)

Creative Stash said...

how beautiful - I love the concept and can't wait to see the rest of the project!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Love this leaf Victoria!!

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Denise said...

I've tried to put a comment on before and something happened! So here I again trying to let you know how much I love this leaf! The texture and simplicity is so amazing!
Can I borrow the idea? I would love to try this one one of my Goddess dresses, I think I would do it over beads, so one layer of bead embroidery and then one of this netting.
Oh, the wheels are turning!
I hope you don't mind me trying it out.
Cheers, Denise